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of state, john kerry, to bring you president obama also addressing the crisis in ukraine. here is the president of the united states. >> reduction speakers inside of the ukraine, but based on russia seeking through force, influence on a neighboring country. that is not how international law is supposed to operate. i would also note just the way that some of this has been reported, that suggestions somehow that the russian actions have been clever strategically. i actually think that this has not been a sign of strength, but rather is a reflection that countries near russia have deep concerns and suspicions about this kind of meddling, and if anything, it will push many countries further away from russia. there is the ability for ukraine to be a friend of the west's, and a friend of russia, as long as none of us are inside of ukraine trying to meddle and intervene, certainly not militarily with decisions that properly belong to the ukrainian people. and that is the principle that john kerry is going to be speaking to during his visit. i'll be making additional calls today to som
into ukraine air space. watching it all very closely is united states. secretary of state john kerry discussing rising tensions this morning. >> we raise the issue of the airports, we raise the issue of armored vehicles and personnel in various places. while we were told that they are not engaging in any violation of the sovereignty and do not intend to, i nevertheless made it clear that that could be misinterpreted at the moment, and there are enough tensions that it is important for everybody to be extremely careful not to inflame the situation, and not to send the wrong messages. >> most crimeaens are ethnic russians. ussr collapsed in 1991, crimea became part of an independent ukraine. >> this is the tension that exists within ukraine itself. this is an east-west tension right within ukraine. >> a crimea is home to one of the major naval bases as well as pipelines that pump natural gas from russia. ousted president viktor yanukovych surfaced for the first time in public since fleeing the capitol last week. he spoke in russia. >> i intend to keep fighting for the future of you vain against t
look at four of our jailed colleagues by the egyptian government. >> secretary of state john kerry introduced his department's annual human rights report with an urgent message globally 2013 was a ban for human. >> all right this report, we think s especially timely. it comes on the holy spirit of one of the most momentous year years--it comes on the heels of one of the most momentous years. >> assembly and press. >> this could not be more relevant to what we're seeing trantranspired across the globe, some of the greatest security challenges in the world today are also places where their governments deny basic human. >> right the syrian government's use of chemical weapons on its own people. >> in syria hundreds were murdered in the dead of night when a disaster occurred at the hands of a dictator who decided to infect the air of damascus. >> kerry also pointed to new details on the extent of north korea's abuses towards its citizens. >> reports of people who have been executed su summarily, and fired at by aircraft weapons that literally obliterate human beings, and this is occurr
secretary of state john kerri introduced his department annual human rights report with an urgent message globally 2013 was a bad year for human rights. >> the struggle for rights and dignity couldn't be more relevant to what we are seeing transpire across the globe. are also places where government deny basic rights. topping the report, the government use of chemical weapons on it's own people. hundreds were murdered in the dead of night, when a disaster occurred at the hands of a dictator. to effect the air with poisonous gas. >> also pointed to new details on the extent of north korea's abuses. reports of people have been executed, summarily, and fired at by artillery. fired out by anti-aaron craft weapons. tens of thousands took to the streets to demonstrate against the power -- to demonstrate, again, the power of people to be able to demand a more democratic and accountable governance and to stand up even against those who would sniper from rooms and take their lives in the effort to have their voices heard. so there are plenty of examples of places that choose a different road. he e
minister admit ri demedev to pull back forces. secretary of state john kerry heads to kiev tuesday to show support for the young ukrainian government. people have shifted constantly wherethnic majority did have been vulnerable and open to transformation by powerful states. i mean, you could literally uproot people and plop them down somewhere else. tradition, homeland, nationalism means in 2014? ukraine 101 for all of us trying to understand this crisis in eastern europe on "inside story" before we look back, al jazeera america nick schifrin who joins us from crimea. nick, the state department has said that the russian military is in operational control. do you really have a feeling, a sense that that's the truth? >> absolutely, ray. you get the sense that the occupation by the russians is expandi expanding. to the basis i have been to over the last day or so are russian flags being raised, russian soldiers moving in sometimes completely unopposed. we saw one base this afternoon, what looks like coming in, set up 50 cal guns, and they were having lunch for a few hours, doug in right there
are following for you. diplomatic efforts to stabilize the situation? ukraine. secretary of state john kerry meeting with russian's foreign minister in paris. >> crimea, was, is, and will be an integral part of the state of ukraine. >> ukraine's new prime minister talking about those tensions in crimea. as russian navy ships remain in the port.
john kerry met with russian foreign ministers sergei lavrov in a session that was intended to be about lebanon. >> the suspending u.s.-russia engagement, and suspending g-8 summit. russia made a choice. we believe it is a wrong choice, the choice to move troops into crimea. >> reporter: on wednesday the european union offered ukraine $15 billion in aid. the same amount russia offered the country before former ukrainian president viktor yanukovych ouster. the e.u. plans to meet thursday about the possibility of sanctions but so far the group has treaded lightly. >> crisis diplomacy is not a weakness but it is more important than ever for us not to fall into the abyss of a military escalation not to blunder into this abyss. >> summited osummitvladimir puts unfazed. the u.s. really has little economic leverage. for example, russia and germany have strong economic ties. germany is the biggest importer of russian gas and oil. some of it comes through pop lines across the ukraine. russian supplies account for 36% of all german gas consumption. german leader angela merkel has taken on a quiet
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